Definition of Genus Hydrophyllum
1. Noun. Waterleaf.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Hydrophyllaceae, Hydrophyllaceae, Waterleaf Family
Member holonyms: Waterleaf
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Hydrophyllum
Literary usage of Genus Hydrophyllum
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1. Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States: Or, Medical Botany by William Paul Crillon Barton (1818)
"The roots of a species of the same genus, Hydrophyllum Canadensis, we learn, were eaten by the Indians in times of scarcity. ..."
2. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"... from that of the genus Hydrophyllum, literally "Water-leaf, in allusion to the plants having leaves so curved as to retain water standing in them. ..."
3. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"A common name for the genus Hydrophyllum, which see. Water Lemon. Passiflora laurifolia. Water Lettuce. ..."